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Lewis Holtby
Lewis Holtby [Reuters]

Southampton face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League at St Mary's Stadium on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 1:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Mauricio Pochettino's men enter the fixture after a 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at St James' Park. Yoan Gouffran opened the scoring for Alan Pardew's side as the Tyneside club went into the break with a one-goal lead.

However, Jay Rodriguez's second-half equaliser gave Southampton a share of the points. The result leaves them ninth in the table with 24 points, trailing eighth-place Spurs by three points.

A win over the north London club on Sunday would put them level on points with Spurs, whom they would leapfrog into eighth thanks to their superior goal difference.

Roberto Soldado
Roberto Soldado [Reuters]

For Spurs, this is the first league game since the White Hart Lane club sacked manager Andre Villas-Boas after their 5-0 home hammering by Liverpool.

Tim Sherwood has replaced the former Chelsea boss and in his first game in charge of the club, Spurs went down 1-2 against West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup.

Emmanuel Adebayor scored for Spurs in the 67th minute. However, West Ham bounced back through Matthew Jarvis and Modibo Maiga's goals in the final ten minutes of the game, which dumped the north London club out of the competition and spared them a rematch with Manchester City.

What Managers Say

Mauricio Pochettino: "I'm always very respectful with decisions that people make at other clubs. It's clear that it's never a good thing when a colleague is sacked. I would like to wish André Villas-Boas all the best in the future, these things can happen in football. That's the bitter side of this game that no one wants but can still happen."

Tim Sherwood: "Pochettino has gone in and it seems like he has taken them on, but it is still early days for him. It will be a very tough game for us down there. We know what to expect from Southampton, he has got his team playing a very high, pressed game with a quick tempo and lots of young, English players down there."

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D D L L L
  • Last Result: Newcastle United 1-1 Southampton

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L W W W
  • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 West Ham United

Team News

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino [Reuters]


  • Injured: Daniel Fox (hamstring), Victor Wanyama (calf), Artur Boruc (hand), Kelvin Davis (back), Guly do Prado (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Gazzinga; Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw; Davis, Cork, Schneiderlin, Rodriguez; Lallana; Osvaldo

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Andros Townsend (hamstring), Younes Kaboul (hip), Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Harry Kane (back)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Paulinho

Probable Lineup: Lloris; Walker, Dawson, Chiriches, Rose; Lennon, Dembele, Capoue, Chadli; Holtby; Soldado